Can the world afford to save the lives of 6 million children each year?

  title={Can the world afford to save the lives of 6 million children each year?},
  author={Jennifer W. Bryce and Robert E. Black and Neff Walker and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Joy E. Lawn and Richard W. Steketee},
  journal={The Lancet},

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